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  • Holiday Speed Dating

    November 22nd, 2017

    Holiday Speed Dating

    Start Date: Friday 12/8/2017 — End Date: Friday 12/8/2017
    Admission:25-30

    Meet new friends 5 minutes at a time, at this fun event! $25/advance (by Dec 7) or $30/door per session (if space permits in your age group). We recommend you prepay if you want to be assured of admission. Dress to impress. Friday, December 8, 2017.

    7:30-9pm – 45+ Singles Speed Dating.

    9-10:30pm – Young Singles Speed Dating.

    LOCATION: Aloft Hotel, 4241 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose CA 95129. From Hwy 280 take Saratoga exit south; right on Moorpark. Free parking.

    DISCOUNT and more parties at www.thepartyhotline.com.

    Location: 4241 Moorpark Avenue San Jose CA

    Contact: Rich Gosse rich@richgosse.com
    URL: http://www.thepartyhotline.com

    New Way and Stone Soup

    November 21st, 2017

    New Way and Stone Soup

    Start Date: Sunday 11/26/2017 — End Date: Sunday 11/26/2017
    Admission:0.00

    Sunday, November 26, 10 am
    East County Shared Ministry-An Open & Affirming Congregation
    First Congregational Church of Antioch – Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg
    200 E Leland Rd (between Railroad & Harbor), Pittsburg, CA 94565
    The Historic Stoneman Chapel
    www.eastcountysharedministry.org
    925.439.9361 – 925.757.4094

    Rev. Will McGarvey will lead the worship service, and Michael Miller will direct the New Way Music Team as we celebrate this post-Thanksgiving Sunday. Enjoy the word, the music and the fellowship. Afterwards, we’ll share stone soup at our Fellowship Hour.

    Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, ALL are welcome here. We recognize, celebrate and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us. Everyone is invited to participate in community and worship including, but not limited to, believers, seekers, agnostics, women and men, those of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions, those of all races and cultures, those of all classes and abilities, those who hope for a better world and those who have lost hope.

    Location: 200 E Leland Rd (btwn Railroad & Harbor) Pittsburg

    Contact: Event info cpcpittsburg@sbcglobal.net
    URL: http://www.eastcountysharedministry.org

    Fundraising Multi-Family Estate Sale

    November 21st, 2017

    Fundraising Multi-Family Estate Sale

    Start Date: Saturday 12/2/2017 — End Date: Saturday 12/2/2017
    Admission:Free

    Join us on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9:30am - 2pm at 4500 Lincoln Ave. for a fundraising estate sale with items from multiple estates. Everything is priced to sell and there are deals to be had.

    Get your holiday shopping done early while supporting a good cause! The funds raised will help to support the free volunteer-run plant exchange: www.theplantexchange.org.

    Inventory list, photos, and sale flyer coming soon!

    Want to get first dibs on the items? Sign up to volunteer at the sale and get first pick at the merchandise. connect@theplantexchange.org.

    Location: 4500 Lincoln Ave Oakland

    Contact: The Plant Exchange connect@theplantexchange.com
    URL: http://www.theplantexchange.org

    An Evening With Taye Diggs

    November 19th, 2017

    An Evening With Taye Diggs

    Start Date: Monday 12/11/2017 — End Date: Monday 12/11/2017
    Admission:FREE

    Join us for an in-depth discussion with acclaimed actor, musician, artist, and author Taye Diggs as he walks us through his career, inspirations, struggles as well as the opportunities that led him to become an American icon

    Location: 351 RAILROAD AVE # 200 Pittsburg

    Contact: California Theatre Theatre info@pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com
    URL: http://www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com/

    Reality Check

    November 18th, 2017

    Reality Check

    Start Date: Wednesday 12/6/2017 — End Date: Saturday 12/9/2017
    Admission:$10-$15

    On Munirah’s birthday a package arrives in her house without anyone noticing. She and her friends unwrap it to find a seemingly ordinary board game called Reality Check. However, once the dice have been rolled Munirah and her friends find themselves trapped within the game in a race against time, stuck in a world that is constantly challenging everything they think they know. Join us for a hilarious night of fun, laughter, and friendship sure to challenge your way of thinking and destined to give you a Reality Check.

    Location: 351 RAILROAD AVE # 200 Pittsburg

    Contact: California Theatre Theatre info@pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com
    URL: http://www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com/

    Holiday concert with the 25 piece Urquhart Memor

    November 17th, 2017

    Holiday concert with the 25 piece Urquhart Memorial Band

    Start Date: Wednesday 12/6/2017 — End Date: Wednesday 12/6/2017
    Admission:Free

    Who: The Lodge AEC Living
    What: Holiday concert with the 25 piece Urquhart Memorial Band. A free concert open to anyone to kick off the holiday season.
    When: December 6th 6:30pm
    Where: 801 Island Dr. Alameda, CA 94502
    Contact: (510) 748-9700

    Location: 801 Island Dr. Alameda

    Contact: Allison Allison@aecliving.com
    URL: http://www.aecliving.com/the-lodge/

    Relocation Tarot / Christine Wang & Mieke Marple

    November 17th, 2017

    Relocation Tarot / Christine Wang & Mieke Marple

    Start Date: Wednesday 1/10/2018 — End Date: Saturday 1/27/2018
    Admission:Free

    “The origins of the Tarot are so veiled in the mists of time that it is only natural for myths and legends to surround it. Superstition, flights of fancy, and speculation have added their own patterns to the rich and colorful tapestry of Tarot lore and have only deepened its aura of magic and mystery. Cults have grown up around one or another historical theory, and sometimes their adherents have become fanatical in proclaiming the one and only “truth.” But the better-informed investigators retain a certain amount of flexibility—even skepticism—and make no ironclad assertions.

    The truest claim we can make is that the Tarot is a symbolic record of human experience.[1]”

    The earliest tarot cards that survive today were used as playing cards by Italian nobles in the late 14th century. It wasn’t until the 19th century, when French occultists connected tarot imagery back to ancient Egypt, that the cards became used for divination. The Rider Waite Smith deck, which debuted in 1909, was the first deck to be mass-produced in English and remains the most popular today. It was intended for fortune telling rather than gameplay and is the deck on which Wang and Marple base their cards. Wang’s deck, Crystal Clear Tarot, defies the interpretative tradition of tarot through its inclusion of unambiguous and satirical text. Marple’s deck, Art World Tarot, features a network of art world compatriots within a world of minimal, black and white symbolism. The exhibition at Ever Gold [Projects] will feature drawings and paintings from each artist’s seventy-eight card deck.

    Christine Wang (b. 1985, Washington, DC) received her M.F.A. from the University of California in Los Angeles in 2013, her B.F.A. from Cooper Union in 2008. Wang has completed residencies at Skowhegan, Studio LLC at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and chashama North. She has had solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Reiseburogalerie, Cologne; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin. She has been nominated for the 2017 Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize. Wang lives and works in San Francisco.

    Mieke Marple (b. 1986, Mountain View, CA) received her B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles in 2008. She was partner of Night Gallery, Los Angeles, from 2011 until 2016 and has been written about by The New York Times, W Magazine, Elle, and Artsy among other publications. Marple lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    [1] Gray, Eden. A Complete Guide to the Tarot. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1970.

    Location: 1275 Minnesota Street, Suite 105 San Francisco

    Contact: Andrew McClintock info@evergoldprojects.com
    URL: http://evergoldprojects.com/exhibition/relocation-tarot-christine-wang-mieke-marple-january-10-27/

    Christmas goodies and hot cocoa listening to cla

    November 17th, 2017

    Christmas goodies and hot cocoa listening to classic Christmas stories read fireside by Santa

    Start Date: Sunday 12/3/2017 — End Date: Sunday 12/3/2017
    Admission:Free/RSVP

    Who:The Lodge, AEC Living
    What: Christmas goodies and hot cocoa, listening to classic Christmas stories read fireside by Santa. Holiday craft and professional photo
    When: December 3rd 6pm
    Where: 801 Island Dr. Alameda, CA 94502
    Contact (510) 748-9700
    **. Free event but RSVP requested Allison@aecliving.com

    Location: 801 Island Dr. Alameda

    Contact: The Lodge, AEC Living Allison@aecliving.com
    URL: http://www.aecliving.com/the-lodge/

    Santa Clara Ballet’s NUTCRACKER

    November 16th, 2017

    Santa Clara Ballet’s NUTCRACKER

    Start Date: Saturday 12/9/2017 — End Date: Sunday 12/10/2017
    Admission:$26-38

    The Santa Clara Ballet Company’s 44th annual production of Benjamin Reyes’ full-length, traditional version of the Nutcracker ballet is a holiday family favorite with sparkling choreography set to the renowned music of P.I. Tchaikovsky.

    Sat. December 9, 2017 at 2pm and 7pm
    Sun., December 10, 2017 at 1pm and 5pm

    The Santa Clara Convention Center Theatre

    5001 Great America Parkway
    Santa Clara, CA 95054

    Andre Reyes, former principal dancer at the San Francisco Ballet, will return to perform with the Santa Clara Ballet Company, joined by Marcos Vedovetto most recently with the San Francisco Opera Ballet, Sharon Kung, with Dance Theatre of San Francisco and Mikhail Guz, Principal Dancer with the Santa Clara Ballet Company. Rowan Allegra will reprise her role with the Santa Clara Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

    http://www.santaclaraballet.com/the-nutcracker.html

    Location: 5001 Great America Parkway Santa Clara

    Contact: Molly Barber info@santaclaraballet.com
    URL: https://santaclaraballet.brownpapertickets.com/

    Twirl’s Holiday Artisan Fair

    November 16th, 2017

    Twirl’s Holiday Artisan Fair

    Start Date: Saturday 12/9/2017 — End Date: Saturday 12/9/2017
    Admission:FREE

    In the heart of Alameda’s park Street…

    We will be transforming our space into a handmade holiday market!

    2P-6P

    Music,nibbles, artisan demos, crafts for kids, face-painting, Santa pics and all together community fun! (check website for the schedule)

    Over 30 artists, makers, and crafters in one space!

    Shoppers can also enjoy our custom gift wrapping station, our kids bargain barn and take a peek of our pottery studio!

    Location: 1424 Park Street Alameda

    Contact: Twirl info@twirlalameda.com
    URL: http://www.twirlalameda.com/holiday-artisan-fair/